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    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman who was five months pregnant was fatally shot while struggling over a gun with her boyfriend, according to police. The woman was at her boyfriend’s house in Opelousas on Saturday night when she, her boyfriend, Maleke Guillory, and another woman got into an argument outside, Opelousas Police Department...
    A Democratic Louisiana lawmaker is getting some flak on social media after tweeting how “shameful” and “embarrassing” it is to be a White woman. The self-flagellating statement from Louisiana state Rep. Mandie Landry, D-New Orleans, came in a Twitter thread in which she appeared to be weighing in on the Catholicism of President Trump’s...
    Louisiana officials on Friday temporarily avoided triggering the business tax increases and worker benefit cuts that could be needed to replenish the state’s shrinking unemployment insurance trust fund, though no one has yet proposed a permanent solution. State law requires the Revenue Estimating Conference before Oct. 1 to project how much money will be...
    Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins with one of his top supporters Mitch McConnell has spent the last six years dousing the Senate in gasoline. Now he stands ready, matches in hand, to burn it to the ground. It’s up to us to prevent this act of political arson. To rip the matchbook out of...
    A Louisiana police officer was arrested after he reportedly claimed to be the victim of an ambush that reportedly took place earlier in September. A spokesperson for the Pineville Police Department says that the officer, 25-year-old John Michael Goulart Jr., actually shot himself in the leg during the alleged "attack." What...
    By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only three months removed from their last gathering, Louisiana legislators return Monday for a special session focused on the coronavirus outbreak, with deepening rifts between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican lawmakers over the appropriate response to the pandemic. The month-long special session was called...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that he's backing Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. The idea of Edwards, the Deep South's only Democratic governor, endorsing a fellow Democrat for the seat isn't surprising. But Louisiana's governor has had a solid working relationship with the Republican incumbent...
    By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Six months into Louisiana's coronavirus outbreak, disagreements over how the state should respond to the pandemic and who should make those decisions have reached a fever pitch, culminating in the centerpiece debate of a special legislative session that starts Monday. Republican lawmakers feuding with Democratic...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s top elections official won’t challenge a federal judge’s decision requiring him to offer more mail-in balloting options for the fall elections to people at higher risk to the coronavirus disease. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said he must focus on implementing the required changes, suggesting an immediate appeal of...
    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell penny over the past two weeks to $2.25 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday prices will likely continue falling due to lower wholesale gasoline prices and a decline in demand. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A children's museum in New Orleans that was shuttered in August over slow ticket sales in the face of the coronavirus is now subbing as a school for some local students. The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported that the Louisiana Children's Museum closed in August as parents concerned about...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Haunted houses will have to seek approval from Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration if they want to operate in Louisiana this year, because of the coronavirus outbreak. Edwards' restrictions on businesses and activities keep indoor amusement sites like haunted houses closed. But the Democratic governor's coronavirus proclamation allows them to...
    LSU was thoroughly handled in its season-opening loss to Mississippi State on Saturday. The sixth-ranked, defending national champion Tigers had no answer for Mike Leach’s “Air Raid” attack in the 44-34 defeat. Bulldogs quarterback K.J. Costello completed 36 of 60 passes for 623 yards and five touchdowns, and three Mississippi State players had more...
    Flawless: The essential Beyoncé playlist 10 ways to DIY a 2nd stimulus check (and forget Congress) Watch: Nate Snyder makes 53-yard field goal to win game for Louisiana The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns continued a storybook start to the 2020 season in remarkable manner on Sunday. © Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials are warning of salmonella cases in at least 10 states linked to dried mushrooms from a Southern California company. More than 40 people have gotten sick and four have been hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The product suspected in the outbreak is wood...
    By HEATHER REGAN WHITE, The American Press LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Sandrine Le Galliard was in a teachers’ in-service at her school in France when she learned through Facebook posts of the devastation Hurricane Laura brought to Southwest Louisiana. Le Galliard is an English teacher at Notre Dame Middle School, which is located in...
    GRETNA, La. (AP) — A guard at a Louisiana jail has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with an inmate to smuggle cocaine into the facility, authorities said. Keiondra Howard, 20, of New Sarpy, was arrested Wednesday on counts of malfeasance in office, possession of cocaine and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a correctional center, said...
    JENA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who was shooting at deputies who had come to arrest him on a domestic violence warrant, Louisiana State Police said Friday. A LaSalle Parish sheriff’s deputy was slightly injured during the exchange of gunfire late Thursday with Jessie A. Hudnall, 29, of...
    JENA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who was shooting at deputies who had come to arrest him on a domestic violence warrant, Louisiana State Police said Friday. A LaSalle Parish sheriff’s deputy was slightly injured during the exchange of gunfire late Thursday with Jessie A. Hudnall, 29,...
    A fourth grader in Louisiana was suspended from school and nearly expelled after his BB gun was seen on camera during a virtual class session, according to the New Orleans Advocate. Ka Mauri Harrison, 9, was participating in a virtual class session with his Woodmere Elementary classmates. He was on the computer in his...
    Louisiana's attorney general announced on Friday he has launched an investigation into a case of a fourth-grader from Jefferson Parish who was not allowed to attend school for six days for having a BB gun in his bedroom, where he was attending online school. "I am alarmed by what appears to not only be multiple...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man under federal investigation for alleged involvement in a scheme to stage expensive car crashes was shot to death inside a New Orleans apartment, according to his lawyer. Cornelius Garrison, 54, was found dead Tuesday, four days after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans accused him of staging crashes...
    The state of Louisiana has already suffered through a pair of devastating surges during the coronavirus pandemic. But as Republicans prepare for a special legislative session next week, there is concern they are preparing to take a “kamikaze” approach, as one Democrat put it, that could send the state’s fortunes tumbling. Democrats in the conservative...
    Rapides Parish Sheriff\s Office John Michael Goulart Jr. A 25-year-old Louisiana Police officer is on administrative leave after an investigation accused him of lying about being ambushed and shot on duty. That officer, John Michael Goulart Jr, has since been arrested, charged and released on bond. Reports that Goulart lied about his story...
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana constable is accused of repackaging impotence drugs and a steroid and selling them as herbal supplements called “Sex Assurance” and “Priority Male.” Claiborne Parish Constable William Earl Maddox, 72, of Haynesville, is charged with seven counts of wire fraud, two of mail fraud and three of misbranding a drug...
    Georgia Southern (1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt) at No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN2). Line: ULL by 11 1/2. Series record: ULL leads 2-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Ragin’ Cajuns aim to remain unbeaten, stay atop the Sun Belt Conference West Division and consolidate their position in the Top 25 poll. Georgia...
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Two former letter carriers in the same Louisiana city are accused of separate felonies involving mail they were supposed to deliver. Sedarius Howard, 33, is accused of delaying or destroying mail in March and Shinice Jordan, 32, of stealing a Walmart gift card from a letter and of delaying opening of...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 160,000 Louisiana residents have yet to claim their stimulus checks and the deadline to do so is fast approaching. The Internal Revenue Service said those who have not yet claimed their stimulus check should get a letter letting them know they are still eligible to receive the money the...
    A former cop hailed as Louisiana’s Trooper of the Year just two years ago has pleaded guilty to distributing pornography involving children as young as 3 years old, federal prosecutors said. Jason Boyet, a 14-year Louisiana State Police vet who won Troop L’s Trooper of the Year honors in 2018, pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing...
    HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas. Houston began drying out on Wednesday after some parts of the metro area got nearly 14 inches (35.6 centimeters) of rain over...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana utility says the cost to restore electricity and repair power lines damaged in the state during Hurricane Laura is now up to $1.4 billion. Entergy Corp., the New Orleans-based utility serving many of the areas affected by the Aug. 27 storm, said Tuesday that power has been restored to...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin apologized Wednesday for routine scheduled maintenance that shut down the state's voter registration website on the evening of National Voter Registration Day. The routine maintenance had been scheduled long ago to take place Tuesday and was an oversight, Ardoin said in a statement Wednesday,...
    HAMMOND, La. (AP) — The Human Society of Louisiana is offering a $750 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever's responsible for the death of two kittens. Witnesses told authorities that around 12:30 p.m. Monday, they saw a Siamese kitten thrown from the window of a moving car in Hammond,...
    (CNN)A Louisiana police officer who claimed he was shot while on duty had instead shot himself in the leg, Deputy Chief Darrell B. Basco of the Pineville Police Department Administrative Bureau told CNN.John Michael Goulart Jr., 25, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of malfeasance in office...
    By Juan A. Lozano | Associated Press HOUSTON — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas. Houston began drying out on Wednesday after some parts of the metro area got nearly 14...
    By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas. Houston began drying out on Wednesday after some parts of the metro area got nearly 14...
    A Louisiana state trooper has died in a car crash that occurred just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role in the death of a black man during an arrest. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday at a hospital following the single-vehicle collision on Interstate 20 near Monroe, according...
    By The Associated Press Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Sept. 22 The Advocate on the damage done by Hurricane Laura: After hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, there were discussions — well, call them bitter disputes — among property owners, insurance companies and the government over what would be covered for repairs. It made...
    CLINTON, La. (AP) — The president of a local government body in Louisiana is accused of letting acquaintances take asphalt owned by the government. East Feliciana Parish Police Jury President Louis Kent, 67, of Clinton, surrendered on Tuesday and faces a felony charge of malfeasance in office. A news release says state police learned that...
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A 136-year-old Louisiana university has set an enrollment record in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused problems in higher education nationwide. The record “is remarkable and especially gratifying in the midst of the global pandemic,” Northwestern State University President Chris Maggio told The Times of Shreveport. According to the...
    Loading the player... A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday following a brief hospitalization, Warren Lee, chief investigator...
    By Mimi Dwyer (Reuters) - A Louisiana megachurch pastor charged with repeatedly violating state coronavirus orders was denied entry to his court hearing Tuesday morning after refusing to wear a face mask. Tony Spell, pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, was charged in late March with violating stay-at-home orders implemented by Governor John...
    A Louisiana state trooper died Tuesday after his vehicle crashed hours after he learned that State Police planned to fire him for his involvement in the death of a Black man, the Associated Press reported.  The Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office announced that Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth had died Tuesday after being airlifted from the single-vehicle crash site on...
    The Amway Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 20, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Clemson (44) 2-0 1196 1 2. Alabama (1) 0-0 1119 2 ...
    A flash flood watch has been issued from Victoria, Texas, to New Orleans after tropical storm Beta made landfall Monday night, ABC News reported. Houston has been hit with heavy rainfall and flash flooding, and there have been at least 20 water rescues reported in the city so far, according to ABC News. More rainfall...
    NEW ORLEANS – A Texas man wanted for murder in the death of a Louisiana hotel manager turned himself in Monday, authorities said. David Schulien, 30, of Harris, Texas, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 67-year-old Ashok Patel, news outlets reported. Kenner Police Lt. Michael Cunningham said Schulien was accused of attacking...
    NEW ORLEANS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Texas man wanted for the murder of a Louisiana hotel manager has turned himself in to authorities. David Schulien of Harris County has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of 67-year-old Ashok Patel. Kenner Police Lt. Michael Cunningham said the 30-year-old is accused of attacking Patel on June...